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St. Mary’s Church in Pune city, said to be one of the oldest Protestant churches of the Deccan Plateau, was built by Lieutenant Nash of the East India Company's Engineers. Bishop Reginald Heber, the Bishop of Calcutta then laid the foundation of the building in 1825. Presently this church comes under the jurisdiction of the Church of North India. It was more or less a garrison church.
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The historical aspect of this Church is further enhanced by the one of the oldest grave yards in this region, where important British personalities were buried, including Sir Robert Grant,queen's Privy Councilors and the Governor of Bombay. His most famous hymn, "O Worship the King", based on Psalm 104, is regularly sung at the church and is an anthem during the church's anniversary. Sir Edward West, the Chief Justice of Supreme Court at Bombay established in 1823, one of the few survivors from the battle of Balaclava (25 October 1854 during the Crimean War) William Morris of Fishleigh. Also present here are the colors of the some rare regimental flags inside the Church. Soldiers of 25th Bombay Infantry were laid to rest.
St. Mary's Church is situated on the Staveley Road of Pune City.